Tredyffrin Easttown (Devon, PA)
By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
One of the joys of living in the Tredyffrin Easttown part of the Main Line is being able to enjoy Jenkins Arboretum. There is always something going on and the early spring is a wonderful time to enjoy the Azaleas and Rhododendrons for which they are famous.Recently, a new executive director was appointed, Tom Smarr, and he will be sharing the history of the arboretum at a lecture at Easttown Library, another favourite place of mine located on First Avenue in Berwyn on Tuesday January 28th at 11.00 am. Register here.The property was originally home to H. Lawrence and Elizabeth Phillipe Jenkins and since then has been under the care of many wonderful gardeners. Jenkins Arboretum is famous for hybridizing new azaleas and rhododendrons. Tom Smarr will discuss some of the unusual and intere...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
I love adventure and being on a quest, part of the fun is enjoying the journey not just reaching the destination or goal.I am currently visiting a friend in Germany. She is still working so I have a couple of days to entertain myself during the day. Yesterday, I decided to go to Ratzeburg, where I have been before and know how to get there using the local bus system, or thought I did.I duly caught the right bus, and knew I needed to change and transfer to a different bus in the next village. However, my bus driver decided I needed to learn a different way to get to my destination. At first as he drove off, not letting me off the bus where I needed to change I was concerned. Then, I decided this bus goes to another small local town and most likely there will be another bus to where I wan...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
407 Old State Road, Berwyn, PA 19312, a delightful center hall Tredyffrin Easttown colonial just settled.This gorgeous home was remodelled in 2015/2016 and the owners would never have been selling except for a job transfer out of the area.At the entrance to a cul de sac with access to a township park, where dogs are allowed to be off-leash, and two homes away from where General Howe stayed when the British army camped in the area during the Revolutionary War.This 4 bed 2 1/2 bath home sold for $720,000. If you are interested in knowing what your Tredyffrin Easttown or Main Line home is worth in today's market contact Nick Vandekar, Selling the Main Line with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc., office 610-225-7400, cell or text 610-203-4543, email Nick@VandekarTeam.com.We currently have list...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
About 10 days ago I was listening to a podcast about digital minimalism. It got me thinking and asking questions about my use of social media and my "smart phone".Does social media make me more social? Does it help me in business? Am I present when I have my phone with me?I did not find the answers easy and pondered them and thought about them. I am a people person, so I dived into social media. I post everywhere, I enjoy it, I like reading about others and what they do. I caught up with some old friends through Facebook.But, did I really have a relationship, or was I just looking in from the outside? Were they really friends?The last few days I made a decision, to delete Twitter from my phone and delete my account.Yesterday, I did the same with Facebook, deleting my business pages and ...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Many Tredyffrin Easttown home buyers today are frustrated because interest rates are low and they want to buy a home but the number of homes for sale is not keeping up with demand. This being said, many buyers are so used to low interest rates that they are not aware of just how low these rates are and any uptick is making them hold off purchasing as it impacts their buying power.So let's look at this logically for a minute.1981 saw mortgage interest rates at 18.63%. Since then they have steadily declined. They hit bottom in 2012 at 3.31% according to Value Penguin.The real estate world has since 2012 been talking about how rates are going to rise as they realized that the market would push rates up, but it has happened slower than everyone thought for many reasons, global and national....
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
The Chester County Antiques Show 2019, was this past weekend, benefiting the Chester County Historical Society it is in its 37th year. Held at the Church Farm School it is a great size show with some excellent dealers from the East Coast, New England and Mid Atlantic region. I got to attend the opening night party as my brother was exhibiting and went back briefly on Sunday morning when there was a little more space to see some of the pieces on display.I have managed and organized the Main Line Antiques Show for many years and several of the dealers used to exhibit with us when the show was running. Many had questions for me on Friday night hoping that I had good news for them that the show might run this year. But, not having a date that is workable with other shows and local events th...
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By Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line
(Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400)
Great opportunity to have some fun and support a wonderful local charity FLITE, as well. Watch our local school principals and staff as they take on the Harlem Wizards.    NEW show, NEW comedy, NEW WizardsFriday, March 22nd We're coming baaaaaaaack.....and we're bringing all new fun to T/E! Have you purchased your tickets yet?Your  T/E FLITE Crew team of teachers and staff is taking on the Wizards, led by showman "King" Arthur Lewis, and it's a new show! Only some of the players on this team have ever been to T/E, back in 2016. Meet the Showtime Unit:   https://www.harlemwizards.com/players/showtime-unit/ Make plans to gather up the family and head to the Conestoga High School gym. The fun starts at 7:00 and doors open at 6:00. Cheer on the Home Team! Devon - Principal Parker, Michele ...
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